STUCO to hold dodgeball tournament March 29-30, April 1


A poster hangs in the hallway. STUCO members put up posters around the school to spread information about the dodgeball tournament.

STUCO will hold the Hawk Madness dodgeball tournament on March 29-30 from 3:45-5:30 p.m. in the gym and the championship on April 1 during the school pep rally. Junior Asil Mithani and the PTA worked together to plan the event. 

“We worked with [the] PTA to give back so [that] all the funds that we raise [from the dodgeball tournament] will go toward scholarships for seniors,” Mithani said. “[We just want to] help [the] PTA out because we want to do something fun that gets everyone involved.” 

People who are interested in competing in the tournament can sign up through the Google form. There is an entry fee of $10 per team, which can be turned into room 1110, and there is a requirement of four girls and four boys for each team of eight players. There is room for 16 teams to play in the tournament.

“Anyone can come watch [on March 29-30, but] to watch it on Friday at the pep rally, you have to pay $2 to your advisory teacher,” Mithani said. “It’s open for all grade levels [to watch,] and the purpose is to just have a good time and raise money for scholarships for the senior class.”  

Mithani said he decided to do this tournament to allow students to have fun in a friendly competition while helping PTA with their goal.

“We were approached by [the] PTA about [a dodgeball tournament] that was done a couple years ago, and they wanted to know if we were interested in redoing it, and I took the initiative to set it up,”  Mithani said. “We got the rules formed, and I asked a couple of people around the school if they thought this would be a good idea. I got lots of positive feedback, so I decided to work with my fellow peers and get this set up.” 

Sophomore Serai George will serve as the referee for the dodgeball tournament and said she is excited to see her peers compete. 

“I’m excited because it should be fun to watch other students participate in a school event where they can go against each other, so it’s kind of like a friendly rivalry to promote school spirit,” George said. “We haven’t had a pep rally in a while so it should be fun.”